Nooner Tours (Wednesday & Friday)

Occurs every Wednesday and Friday
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00pm12:30pm
Hamilton Building - Level 1
Included in general admission.

Join a docent for a 30-minute, in-depth look at an aspect of the museum’s collections or something special happening in the galleries. Enjoy a different topic each week.  Included in general admission.

Meet in the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.

Upcoming Topics

July 2: Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works  (museum is closed on July 4; no Nooner Tour on Friday)

We’ll encounter the new paintings of Denver artist Daniel Sprick. Mostly portraits, they are at once stunningly realistic and utterly outside everyday reality.

July 9 & 11:  The American West in Bronze: Wildlife

You will be impressed by the scrupulous detail with which sculptors portrayed the physical and behavioral features of the wildlife of the West.

July 16 & 18: Two Views of the Body: Forsman and Bourgeois

Both the gender of the artist and of the subject will be proposed as important considerations in the way the female body is presented in these two pieces.

July 23 & 25: Beyond Pop Art: Tom Wesselmann Retrospective      

Tom Wesselmann’s Great American Nude series shows the development of his unique artistic vision as it combines elements of the classic odalisque and references to pop pinup girls, pays homage to other artists, and exhibits his mastery of a variety of materials.

July 30 & August 1: Japanese 20th Century Prints: Tradition and Change, Part 1

We will weigh Western cultures' impact on the evolving image of "beautiful women" in Japanese woodblock prints. 

August 6 & 8: Chinese Contemporary Art: Sui Jianguo, Yang Shaobin, Zeng Fanzhi

August 13 & 15: New in Textiles: The Matterhorn and Family Album Quilts

August 20 & 22: The American West in Bronze: Fearless Men and Strong Women

August 27 & 29: Japanese 20th Century Prints: Tradition and Change, Part 2

September 3 & 5: Daniel Sprick's Fictions: Recent Works, Part II

September 10 & 12: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, Part II

September 17 & 19: Angels and Saints in Colonial Peru

September 24 & 26: Chinese Snuff Bottles

October 1 & 3: Photography and Vision: Looking at the Strauss Collection

October 8 & 10: Gottfried Helnwein, Epiphany (Adoration of the Magi)

October 15 & 17: Contemporary Views: Eagle Claws

October 22 & 24: Maurice de Vlaminck: The Wild Beast

October 29 & 31: Albert Bierstadt and the American Sublime